Will I Have A Panic Attack Right Now? Fear At Any Moment

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A panic attack right now

Can I have a panic attack right now?

Sometimes people feel they’re on a razor’s edge and could have a full blown panic attack at any moment, as if a switch simply needs to be flicked.

You remain on high alert waiting and avoiding anything that may trigger panic. It stays with you day and night. Every waking moment.

Those who experience frequent panic attacks are familiar with this feeling. In fact this is the default mode of everyday life for someone suffering from panic disorder.

The truth of the matter is, there is no monster lurking in the shadows ready to pounce at any moment even though it feels that way in your mind. That isn’t how it really works.

A panic attack is a reaction to when we feel out of control. We choose to bring it on. It can begin with a skipped heart beat or a tightness around the chest. Perhaps a queasiness settles in the stomach. It’s that trigger that sets off a focus on these sensations in the body and your mind goes into full defense mode: Emergency! We need urgent medical attention!

Triggers That Can Cause A Panic Right Now

Some of the most common thoughts that trigger panic attacks are:

“This is too much, I cannot handle this!” The adrenaline starts to really pump.

“Ah I was right my body is going into a fit…”

“I am terrified by what is about to happen… PANIC!!”

The level of the panic attack is directly related to how you are feeling at that moment.

If you are exhausted physically, mentally or emotionally, then you are susceptible to more anxious feelings.

After the panic attack has run its course, there is an immediate lull in your energy. Then as your body begins to recuperate from the attack, there is a prolonged period of low level, general anxiety. This is the point where you fear another panic attack right now can be set off at any moment which in turn sends you on another spiral of high anxiety.

Some people try to use pure will power to relax their mind.

How Do We Stop This Vicious Cycle?

So what can we do to stop our mind from overreacting to these situations and not start a panic attack? You must realize that your mind is sending out false signals and train yourself to see them for what they are and realize there is no danger at all.

The trick is that when you’ve had enough of the anxiety, you need to give in to the idea of a totally anxiety free life. You make a resolute decision to end your panic. There is magic in this decision. Remember, anxiety holds prisoner over us because we’re giving it authority over our thoughts and feelings. We give it control because it threatens us with terror / death or embarrassment if we do not comply.

Turn the situation on its head. Go after the anxiety with full force. It’s the anticipation of the anxiety that gives it strength.. So end the anticipation.

It is very effective to throw all caution into the wind. Abandon all fear of the panic. An effective way of dealing with this is anger. Get mad and say,

“Ok, bring it on. Do your worst. This better be a strong one because I’m not going to let it ruin my life.”

“My life and the people around me are more important than this false fear could ever be, so do your worst cause I’ve had enough.”

The panic attack is terrified when you stand up to it. It disappears immediately and goes back into the shadows.

Now you are not afraid because you are demanding a panic attack RIGHT NOW.

Demand A Panic Attack Right Now

Throw yourself at anxiety full force… No coming back.

Don’t worry about having the Mt Everest of panic attacks. You’ve already had the worst panic attack you’ve ever had. Those are the ones you first had when you had no idea what was going on.

You must realize there is no “ultimate” panic attack that will push you over the edge. You must trust yourself that you can handle any level of panic attack, because of course you can.

When you follow this advice, you gain confidence that you can easily handle the situation… And confidence is crucial in tackling this problem.

Anxiety is like a thick fog you must navigate through in order to get beyond the fear. When you don’t tackle the issue head on, the fear lingers and we get stuck. You are strong. You are capable. You can beat this.

I dealt with this issue for over 10 years of my life and finally beat it. Read my story here. To help navigate you on your journey to recovery, a program is a great way to keep you on the path to a panic free life. Panic Away is exactly that program. It helped me, it can help you!

Disclaimer: This article is for informational purposes only and should not be considered a substitute for professional medical advice. If you are experiencing severe or persistent anxiety, please consult a qualified healthcare professional for personalized guidance and support.

Henry Flury

Henry Flury, the guitarist from Butcher Babies, shares his journey of overcoming panic attacks to help others facing the same issue. He started writing to fill the gap in panic attack education online. His blog focuses on understanding anxious thoughts and offers guidance on managing panic attacks for anyone dealing with panic disorder.

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